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Extraordinary Victorian era 18K solid gold neckace Tassels decorated with rubies and enamel Hallmarked fine gold jewelry

Extraordinary Victorian era 18K solid gold neckace Tassels decorated with rubies and enamel Hallmarked fine gold jewelry



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Vintage from the 19th century


Gold, Stone

Gemstone: Ruby


Necklace length: 54 Centimeters; Tassel height: 6.5 Centimeters


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Material: 18K solid gold, enamel, rubies
Size: necklace measures ~54cm (22")
2 tassels measuring ~6.5cm (6 3/4") each
Weight: 14.7g
Period: Victorian, Napoléon III
Origin: France
Provenance: the estate sale of Mme F., in Paris (France)
Additional remarks: features several French assay marks which guarantees its 18K solid gold content.
controlled with the French eagle’s head.

N.b.: We guarantee the authenticity of our items. Each one of them has been evaluated by our experts and checked by our competent jeweler.

This extraordinary 18 carat solid gold necklace, which we have dated to the 1870s, possesses two wonderful features: a very fancy chain and two gorgeous tassels.

The multi-strand chain is a rolling spiga, an extremely finely weaved chain which denotes an outstanding craftsmanship. It is in clean original condition and shows no real damage nor visible wear which is rare for a chain of this age.

The ornate chain features two floating slides which move along the chain at the wearer's desire -- they can be slid close to the spring ring closure or next to the hanging tassels. There can be one, two or they can be removed altogether. They are designed as a circular ball decorated with a delicate engraving or roses interspersed with rubies and a taille d'épargne enamel band encircling each of them. This lovely design is replicated on each ball and on the domes which crown the two tassels.

So, the drop chain holds two exquisite tassels in suspension. Each has 13 fancy chain drops with balled ends. The chains are the same spiga finely weaved type used for the main chain. The balls ends are in perfect condition which is rare and measure approximately 4.5cm long.

This is surely one of the nicest tassel necklaces we have come across for a long time. It is not just a collector's item, but can be worn and enjoyed in a variety of occasions. No doubt it will be the envy of some and the amazement of all.

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*Information on gold jewelry:

- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.

CM203 29.6.18~680

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5 out of 5 stars
The customer service was amazing. The item arrived on time, and I have no complaints.

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OMG The ring is beautiful !!! I love it. Thank you so much 😊
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The earrings are beautiful and were very well photographed so I had a clear idea of what I was ordering. I would have liked a photo of the earrings on a mannequin or model so that I could have understood their size a little better.

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